BEAUTY IS MADE UP OF FLAWS

 The Miss Body Beautiful judging took place some weeks before the night of the Miss World Trinidad and Tobago show. Held at the Hilton Hotel, during the day, it was open to the guests at the hotel, friends and family members. We paraded around the Hilton Hotel pool in these bright blue swim suits and carnival costumes.

I always felt a little uncertain about my body. My skin wasn't always in the best condition. I was acne prone and had a little ring of fat around my tummy that was just, well, difficult to get rid of. So on the day of the Miss Body Beautiful judging, I had my doubts. Little did I know how misguided my mind was.

Turns out, I won the award. They announced it on the night of the main show. Stunned, I walked over to receive my trophy and in a way, it was a reminder that beauty is made up of flaws.

  PHOTOGRAPHER: STEPHENSON WESTFIELD   WRITER: SUSZANNA CLARKE